Michael Doran


Michael is co head of our Real Estate team and advises institutions, investors, asset managers and corporates on their real estate needs.

Michael has a market leading practice and extensive experience advising on all aspects of commercial and institutional residential property and on land development. He provides solution-based asset management advice to commercial and PRS (private rented sector) landlords and asset managers.

Michael has supported many multinational clients that have invested in Irish real estate.


  • Real Estate
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Real Estate Development
  • Transactional Property Law
  • Investment
  • Asset Management

Representative Matters

  • Acted for Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) in the sale of 92 acres in Newland’s Cross, Dublin to Hibernia REIT and related overage agreement.
  • Acted for Irish institution in the separate acquisitions of 1 Harbourmaster Place, IFSC, Dublin 1 (let to KPMG), Childers Road Retail Park, Limerick (now called Limerick One), Unit 1 Aerodrome Business Park and 100/101 and 80 Grafton Street, Dublin 2 (let to AIB and Molton Brown).  
  • Acted for publicly quoted home builder in licence agreement with NAMA appointed receivers over a substantial residential development site in Douglas, County Cork. 


Chambers & Partners, 2019

Michael possesses a “wealth of experience and is very proactive, making him the consummate matter how complex the project."

Legal 500

Michael is a “Recommended Lawyer”.

Recent Work

Michael has had several articles published in the Irish Law Times.

Speaking Engagements & Teaching

Michael has lectured and tutored on the Professional Practice Course of the Law Society of Ireland.

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Areas of Expertise

Real Estate Law Retail Group Investment Group Commercial Real Estate Finance Data Centres

Professional Memberships

Law Society of Ireland


Trinity College Dublin, LL.B